你去茶馆做什么?      

<Nǐ qù cháguǎn zuò shénme?>  

You to go tearoom to do what?

WHAT ARE YOU GOING THERE FOR?

 

//  <> / to DRINK        

你去茶馆茶吗?        

<Nǐ qù cháguǎn hē chá ma?>  

You to go to a tearoom to drink tea ma

DO YOU GO TO THE TEAROOM TO DRINK TEA?

 

不,我不去茶馆喝茶…        

<Bù, wǒ bù qù cháguǎn hē chá…>  

No, I not to go tearoom to drink tea… 

NO, I DON’T GO TO THE TEAROOM TO DRIKN TEA…

 

//  <mǎi> / to BUY        

… 我去茶馆茶。      

<… wǒ qù cháguǎn mǎi chá.>  

…I to go to a tearoom to buy tea. 

I GO TO THE TEAROOM TO BUY (SOME) TEA.

 

Translate: WHAT TEA DO YOU LIKE TO DRINK?

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你喜欢喝什么茶?

<Nǐ xǐhuan hē shénme chá?>

 

Translate: WHERE DO YOU BUY TEA?

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你在哪里买茶?      

<Nǐ zài nǎli mǎi chá.>

 

// when you want to say, that you go to buy SOMETHING, you say that you go to buy THINGS, STUFF

// THINGS, STUFF / 东西 <dōngxi>       

我去买东西。

<Wǒ qù mǎi dōngxi.>  

I to go to buy stuff. 

I’M GOING TO BUY SOME STUFF.

 

你去买什么东西?

<Nǐ qù mǎi shénme dōngxi?>  

You to go to buy what stuff? 

WHAT STUFF ARE YOU GOING TO BUY?

 

Part of Lesson 2.1